Leaving Canada: The Journey to Mexico

July 6, 2016

The Plett Foundation has been excited by the positive reception of the first volume in the “Mennonite History for Young People” series!  This is a unique educational resource aimed at a younger audience, with the goal of sharing the history of the Mennonites who migrated to Canada in the 1870s.  Each volume is a softcover, 8.5″ x 11″, full-colour, authentic history text, written to engage both students and adults alike, in accessible language at the grade 6 reading level.

The first volume in the series, Leaving Canada: The Journey to Mexico, tells the story of the Mennonite migration from Canada to Mexico in the 1920s.  Future volumes will explore the migrations from Russia to Canada and then on to places like Belize, Bolivia, Argentina, Kansas, Southern Ontario, and Alberta over the last 75 years.

Want more information?  Download the poster here: Leaving Canada: The Journey to Mexico

Wondering where you can find a copy of Leaving Canada?  Drop-in at any of these locations in Ontario or Manitoba:


Thrift on Kent, 50 Kent Ave., Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 3R1

MCS Aylmer Resource Center, 16 Talbot St. E., Aylmer, Ontario

Books 2 Fabrics, 25 Oak St. E., Leamington, Ontario

MennoMex, 49919 Talbot Line, Aylmer, Ontario


Village Books & Gifts at Mennonite Heritage Village, 231 PTH 12 North, Steinbach, Manitoba, R5G 1T8

Die Mennonitische Post, 383 Main Street, Steinbach, Manitoba, R5G 1Z4

 D. F. Plett Historical Research Foundation, 515 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2E9

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